TEDxSPSU - Devon Foster - Can creativity be taught?
Devon Robert Foster, Born and educated in New York City, Devon has always used the vibrant backdrop of his native home as inspiration to pursue his many creative interests. He attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City's midtown Manhattan and went on to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, also in Manhattan. Upon developing an interest in creating useful, beautiful and functional products for market, Devon went on to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he earned his Master's Degree in Industrial Design.In his professional experience, Devon has been a Graphic Designer for the apparel industry, worked on projects for Hoya Glassware, Nambe Giftware, Knoll and Steelcase Furniture, he has designed and fabricated custom furniture, lighting and cabinetry for private clients and developed a series of unique wall finishes for exhibits held by a branch of the Smithsonian Museum.Currently a senior lecturer and head of the Product Design department at Raffles Millennium International Ahmedabad campus, Devon feels that India is an economically exciting country, rich in design and craftsmanship traditions and in a state of strong and unparalleled growth. He hopes to do his small part in molding young, talented designers to compete in the fields of Product Design, Industrial Design and Visual Communication. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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